Texas A&M cruised to perhaps their easiest victory of the season to date on Saturday, a 44-14 throttling of the bitter rival South Carolina Gamecocks. That, combined with the continued college football chaos that saw five ranked teams lose to unranked ones (including top-10 teams Oklahoma State and Penn State, saw the Ags rise in both the Associated Press Top 25 a well as the USA Today Coaches Poll, moving to the No. 14 spot in each. They rose three spots in each poll, moving above Coastal Carolina, Oklahoma State and Penn State, who all lost to the aforementioned unranked opponents.
The Aggies now enter an Oct. 30 bye week before hosting the Auburn Tigers on Nov. 6 at Kyle Field. Auburn is currently ranked No. 18 in the AP and No. 21 in the Coaches Poll, but that ranking will almost certainly change (either positively or negatively) as the Tigers host a top 10 Ole Miss team this coming weekend. If Auburn can pull off the upset, it sets up a pivotal matchup the following week at Kyle Field.